February, 2015

15 ways to make sure I will NOT hire you

Greg Savage

This is not ‘career advice’. I am no ‘job search guru’. This is not scientific, empirical or out of your latest HR manual. But I have interviewed more people for jobs than you have*, and I am acutely aware of what annoys me, frustrates me, and inclines me to think negatively about a candidate.

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Important Facebook Graph Search Developments

Boolean Black Belt

It is difficult to ignore the potential of Facebook when it comes to sourcing and recruiting given that it has 1.38B monthly active users and 890M daily active users. When Graph Search was introduced back in 2013, it was an amazingly powerful people sourcing tool.

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Building Your Employer Brand To Attract the Right Talent


When you think of a "brand" you typically think of how a company presents themselves to their customers. Many brands boil down to one word. employer branding

5 Things Recruiters Need to STOP Doing in 2015

Social Talent

Relying on Emails. According to a survey of over half a million sales emails sent in Q1 2014, Yesware (an email productivity service) found that if an email is ever going to be opened by it’s intended recipient, 91% of the time it’s opened within 24 hours after it’s been sent.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Demand for High-Level Accounting Talent is Strong

NPA Worldwide

Today’s guest blogger is Liz Carey, network coordinator for NBN, operators of www.searchbankingjobs.com and www.searchaccountingjobs.com. NPAworldwide and NBN merged in September 2014, and our two networks are working toward a full integration effective January 1, 2016.

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(Even more) Terrifying recruitment stories. In 6 words!

Greg Savage

‘Terrifying recruitment stories. In 6 words’, caught the imagination of many. 12,000 unique blog views, dozens of blog comments, and endless social media shares are testament to that.

Video: My thoughts on Sourcing & the Future of Recruiting

Boolean Black Belt

At LinkedIn’s 2014 Talent Connect event in San Francisco, I had the opportunity to be interviewed on the topic of up-skilling recruiting teams.

Three Online Application mistakes that make for a Bad Candidate Experience


According to a recent survey by CareerBuilder, a bad candidate experience can negatively impact a company’s ability to recruit quality hires.

How to: Get Around LinkedIn’s “Commercial Use Limit on Search”

Social Talent

Were you one of the thousands of recruiters who woke up to this message on LinkedIn last month? If you were, you’ll be pleased to know there’s finally a solution that might just end up giving you more and better results than before LinkedIn started clamping down on your search efforts!

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

Better Job Postings, Better Candidates

NPA Worldwide

I get to see lots of position openings and jobs because the members of our recruitment network post their jobs on our job board. It is a very unique job board because it is a contingent job board.

Target Your Ideal Candidates With Candidate ATM

Web Based Recruitment

We are pleased to announce that we have today officially launched our new candidate attraction service Candidate ATM. Candidate ATM (Audience | Target | Message) has been designed to enable Recruiters target their ideal candidates through a combination of Social Media Advertising and Online Video.

33 insanely awesome job ads


Writing job ads is tricky at the best of times. You know that you’re offering a great opportunity, but how do you tell potential applicants?

Bill Rates and Negative Attrition in Light Industrial Staffing

Allegis Global Solutions

Recently a client came to the Market Analytics team at Allegis Global Solutions to answer this question - what is causing an upswing in negative attrition among warehouse workers

How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

What is Recruitment Marketing?


Marketing, in all its online and offline forms, is about connecting your brand to the right people at the right time with the right message. employer branding CRM analytics career sites recruitment marketing job boards

6 Books Every Recruiter Should Read in 2015

Social Talent

I think it’s fair to say that the entire population of our Dublin office are bookworms at heart. We’re always reading something! And we absolutely love it when, every so often, we read something we believe could be of use to our blog readers and the wider recruitment community.

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LinkedIn Recruiter Spam…

Good To Know

Alright, so first: it’s been 6 months since I posted. That’s insane. The new job at PwC is amazing, love my boss/ team/ and the work we’re doing. I’m very much in my happy place. All that said, time… Continue reading → LinkedIn Recruiters recruiting Sourcing InMails linkedin spam

Be Lucky! Entries Close Friday 13th February 2015 For Mobile Recruitment Awards

Web Based Recruitment

The Mobile Recruitment Awards closing date has been extended until Friday 13th February 2015. So if you haven’t got your entry in yet, and want to be recognised for yourmobile recruiting success, then here is your chance! The 2015 Award Categories.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The 5 daily habits of the world’s most successful people


We all like to borrow from people we admire to get more productive.

Too Many Job Interviews!

NPA Worldwide

I think I have a new pet peeve – candidates who are subjected to endless job interviews. I’m talking 5, 6, or more interviews. It is madness! What do employers think they are gaining by this? Here are 3 ways excessive job interviews are harmful to employers: 1.

Talemetry Adds New Candidate Email Campaign Features and More


What''s new for 2015? If you are a Talemetry client, a lot! The Winter 2015 release is here and it includes dozens of new features and enhancements


The Essential Recruiter’s Handbook Guide to SEO

Social Talent

As you probably already know, one of the biggest challenges associated with candidate attraction is ensuring that your job ads end up being seen by the right people.

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Wellington Recruiters Finally at Peace with AOG Contract

The Whiteboard

They say there are five stages of grief : Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and, finally, Acceptance.

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Switching MSP? Here's what you need to think about

Allegis Global Solutions

The search for value means more organizations are switching their MSP


Is LinkedIn the best platform for blogging?


Unless you’ve had your head firmly stuck in the ground for the past 6 months you’ll have noticed that LinkedIn has opened up its platform to blogging.

5 Tips for Small Recruitment Firms to Remember

NPA Worldwide

“You can always train on the technical side”, states Hilarie Geary of Executive Connections during an interview with Business Advice Centre regarding top recruitment tips for small businesses.

Emerging Regulations in the Age of AI

New legislation regulating data use and privacy is on the horizon in many parts of the world and could have ramifications for companies leveraging AI in talent assessment and selection. Waiting until laws regarding AI are crystallized in the legal system will slow down your growth — and your future-readiness. Although we don’t know exactly what data privacy laws will look like in the future, we do understand the principles behind them. Download this eBook to learn how your organization can benefit from the use of AI in talent processes while staying on the right side of legal and ethical considerations.

People Make Cisco a Best Place to Work

Glassdoor for Employers

Cisco is delighted to be a Glassdoor UK Employees’ Choice Award winner. This award means so much to us as it was all based on the comments of our own people, and their views and feedback are what really matter to us. What really makes a difference is the environment and the people.

6 Podcasts Recruiters Should Download Right Now!

Social Talent

According to research studies into the topic of memory, people will only remember 10% of what they’ve seen after 72 hours.

The (in)voice of dissent

The Whiteboard

Due to Jon’s affable nature, he’s managed to book two full days of meetings in Wellington, leaving the Whiteboard marker in my ill-tempered and hung-over mitts once again. The Labour (remember them?)